We are working toward a future in which there is a sustainable rhino population! We are very excited about adding rhinos to our current population both through the upcoming births and through additional animal donations.
We are working to expand our education and community programs to teach more people about the urgent need to conserve the rhino, the value of biodiversity in Uganda, the rhino’s place in local and global ecosystems, the impact of conservation on the community, and the importance of conservation efforts worldwide.
In addition, we have built a primary school and are planning to build medical clinic so we can better care for our immediate community since medical care and educational opportunities are located too far away for many of our families and the community to access easily.
We are currently looking for funding for our school and clinic.
Please consider supporting this important project. Contact the Executive Director to support our programs.
Future at Risk
A report last year by the World Wildlife Fund, the International Union for Conservation of Nature and wildlife-trade monitoring network TRAFFIC said rhino poaching had reached a 15-year high, pushing the animals close to extinction. About 1,500 rhino horns were traded illegally in the last three years, despite a long-standing ban on international trade.
The trade is being driven by Asian demand for horns and is made worse by increasingly sophisticated poachers, who now are using veterinary drugs, poison, cross bows and high caliber weapons to kill rhinos.
At Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary we strive to protect the rhinos through community education and tourism while at the same time providing a safe sanctuary for rhinos to live and breed. Please support our efforts toward saving the rhinos.